We’d like to introduce you to the team at ALTA Fitness, we specialise in Personal Training, Rehabilitation, Coaching and Small Group Sessions.
Jean-Claude Legras or more well know as JC is our owner and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and Personal Trainer. JC since 1993 has been a Strength & Conditioning Coach working with sports professionals to Personal Training individuals. JC in his younger years ski raced both downhill and cross country as well as a stint with a professional road bike team in Europe. Later he was a professional ski instructor as well as skiing in the US and is the former Strength & Conditioning Coach for Australia’s Cross Country Ski team. “These days I love to still ride, run, ski and really do anything adventurous whenever I can. Lately, I have ridden a 65km Mountain Bike race, a 135km road ride, running a trail run series and most Saturdays I run the 5km Park Run at Studley Park.” But JC’s passion for fitness doesn’t stop there, he has a real interest in helping people with rehabilitation be it a result of a sporting injury, operation or prehab he will help get you into better health. It is not unusual to receive referrals from Doctors, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors who JC works closely with to ensure you gain the best outcomes for our clients.
Linda Legras – JC and I are partners in the business and life with our teenage twins. My background has been in Corporate Marketing but I love exercising including running, swimming, cycling – MTB as well as road and skiing – so making the change to the Fitness Industry was a natural move. I like that I am able to contribute to our community in a very positive way by helping people with their health and well being and more recently I have moved into focusing on women’s health – frankly we are different – we are not small men! In saying that keeping active is only part of the story in health and alongside JC we delve into other factors such as nutrition, sleep, stress and more to help our clients achieve their goals. I’m also in the background making sure things are running smoothly. Personal Training has for me, made me stronger, I have greater flexibility, speed and endurance that have led me to compete in some fun adventures including a 30km Cross Country Ski Race in Sweden, cycling events up Mt Buffalo but importantly it means I can be active with my children. Sometimes I feel my life has only just begun!
Estelle O’Keeffe – Estelle’s extensive background in dance both nationally and internationally paired with her passion for fitness, health and wellbeing is why she love’s being a PT. With a Bachelor of Public Health & Health Promotion it has allowed her to understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how significant it is to be active and a supportive role model within your community. As a professional dancer and having been involved in competitive sports, she knows the importance of a balanced physical and healthy lifestyle. Estelle is super keen to get moving and to help ALTA’s clients be the best they can be.
Will Dutt – Will has studied extensively at Deakin University, holding a Bachelors in Exercise and Sport Science (Nutrition) and is currently completing a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Will believes training should be enjoyable, putting the personal in personal training. Bring along a pinch of your personality to each session. You can expect to work hard and have fun in the process. Will’s favourite quote is “success is learning to fail better. Strive for progress, not perfection.” This means continuously aspiring for self-betterment, while accepting its ok to not be perfect. When Will is not in the gym, you can find him drinking coffee, cooking, reading or hiking.
Jason Sam – Jason completed his bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University and is aspiring to become a physiotherapist in the future. He plays and coaches volleyball in the Victorian Volleyball State League and initially began going to the gym to help improve his performance on the court. This has now developed into helping others achieve their own health and fitness goals. In his spare time, he enjoys eating good food (not necessarily healthy food) and has been drinking a lot of coffee recently (and occasionally beer). He believes exercise should be challenging, but more importantly fun and enjoyable!